Places

THE FIRST MAP OF THE DEPTHS

Cartophilia: more than a pretty picture, this hand-drawn map of the ocean floor changed a way of thinking. Simon Willis explains read more »
  • THE 21ST-CENTURY COWBOY

    The modern cowboy has a lot on his plate, including climate change. Ariel Ramchandani stays on a ranch high in the Colorado desert  read more »
  • DIGGING THE DANCING CRANE

    Where the Wild Things Are: for this elegant bird, romance is for life and all its world is a stage. Patrick Morris watches a Japanese icon put on a show read more »
  • TIM SMIT'S SEVEN WONDERS

    Dutch-born, English-educated, Tim Smit was an archaeologist and a record producer before moving to Cornwall, restoring the Lost Gardens of Heligan and dreaming up the Eden Project. Now 59, he dislikes flying but still gets to some far-flung places read more »
  • WHEN IN...IBIZA

    Going Native: Europe’s party island has more than one side to its character. Cila Warncke unpacks its secrets read more »
  • ATHOL FUGARD'S SEVEN WONDERS

    His work as a playwright has entailed a great deal of travel. But Athol Fugard tells Justin Cartwright that his heart remains on African soil read more »
  • WHEN IN...BRIGHTON

    Going Native: don’t gawp at Nick Cave. Imogen Lycett Green on where to shop, stay, picnic, cycle and find some culture read more »